Position 56, page 88
From Backgammon, the Cruelest Game, by Barclay Cooke and Jon Bradshaw

White to play 2-1.

In this instance, two men should be taken off. Black is a 3 to 1 favorite to come off the bar. By bearing two men off, white saves an entire turn because he has an even number of men left. It is well worth the risk. Bear one man off the 2 point and another off the 1 point. This contradicts the rule of keeping the high men even, but increases white’s chances of winning a double game, and at this moment — before he has rolled — black is more than a 17 to 1 underdog to hit.

2/off, 1/off
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Black owns 2-cube
White rolls 2-1

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2-1: Game BG   Equity
1 2/off, 1/off W
+1.4454 x  *
2 3/off W
+1.2789 (0.1665) 

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